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    It did several "cicuits + bumps" - What power on take-off!
    I don't think it would be able to take-off with a full load, it got awfully close to the end of the runway before rotation
    Is it joining the museum or what?

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    The 747 sp has been decommissioned and will be a "static" display at the museum...
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    I don't fly... yet... but have been up with my dad a few times when I was a youngster.

    Hercules is nice, but there is nothing like the roar of 4 contra-rotating griffon engines a Shackleton... gives you goosebumps!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derren

    Hercules is nice, but there is nothing like the roar of 4 contra-rotating griffon engines a Shackleton... gives you goosebumps!
    Can't disagree there on the Shack, but there's no replacement for those 4 T56A-15 Allison engines on the Herc. The best sound is when taxiing and the pilot just changes throtte position ever so slightly to alter propeller pitch - what a sound!!

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    For you flying fanatics

    Flying Lawnmower

    here is the webpage for the guys that make em!
    Their Web Page

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    Give me two Rolls-Royce Avon 301R

    and if you don't like the sound of those then the

    Rolls-Royce Merlin 45

    No other engines like them!

    Derren... Not sure you ever heard a Lancaster, but that was also something awesome! I think it had the same engines as the Shack, at least initially anyway...
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    Some detail on the 747 sp at Rand airport:
    It is the "Maluti", arrived from Boeing Seattle June 18, 1976, & appears that only 45 were made
    So now there are 2 on show, the other being "Lebombo"

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    Hi Sunray

    Yip its joined the musuem (you can correct ).

    Here are some nice pic's

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    click on genrel and its on pg 2
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    Thanks Donovan, enjoyed those pics.

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    Talking about model aircraft.... Anyone interested in buying 4 built models, various radios (including a brand new JR) chargers and and and....

    I dont want to give the stuff away, but would like to know if anyone would be interested in it...

    Cheers

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    How could you give it up??

    My dream is to tow my rotorway execjet on a trailer behind my 100 cruiser and then have a jab 430 in the hanger for those w/end holidays.

    P.S would love the models but saving for the real thing. what models are they,there is a guy here at work that flies RC and he might want the radios, etc.
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    If only clocking up flying hours was as easy as clocking forum hours!!!

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    Ja, also play the expensive game sometimes - if and when the budget allows. Fly Cessna 150, 172, 182 and Cherokee 201T. Donovan, cant agree with you more.

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    On the first morning of the millenium I was treated to about 15 minutes of non-stop aerobatics in a Pitts above the beach at Plettenberg Bay........probably one of the most significant thrills of my life.

    Piloted by Dennis Spence, a 747 Pilot for SAA. I think he landed Lebombo at Rand. He piloted that 747 at the Stellenbosch Air Show a few years ago.

    ps I'm glad it was 'only' 15 minutes, I would have become rather queasy.

    Also had a flight in a Slingsby glider at Plett. Open cockpit!!!. he thing is WINCHED down the runway to take off(hence the name I guess). At that time it was the only one left in the world that was still flying. That was really beautiful.
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    I would kill for 15 mins in a Pitts!!

    Hannes have you flown any of the new composites yet?
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    [quote=BigRed;50979]Talking about model aircraft.... Anyone interested in buying 4 built models, various radios (including a brand new JR) chargers and and and....

    Hi BigRed,

    What planes and how much?
    I am thinking about starting again.

    Cheers
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    Anybody that loves flying must have experienced a flip in a Harvard.
    Goto Zwartkops to the Harvard Club.
    When I flew it was about 500.00 for 30min.
    If you are up to it they will even do aerobatics with you. I did and it was awesome.
    The sheer size of the inside is baffeling, you can stand up straight when inside the cockpit, just don't let anything fall as it will be near impossible to retrieve.

    Safe flying,

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    Hmmm, quite alot of microlight bashing here!!

    Agreed it can get quite bumpy up there but thats just the equivelent of giving your suspension a bit of a flex . As with most things if done within the limitations of your skills and equipment its like most sports... except that not just anyone does it you need a minimum of 25 hours and then only get your license if two instructors are happy with you.

    New designs are also leaps and bounds ahead of the old microlights!!

    There is nothing like the thrill of swooping over Blouberg hill or low level along the beach.

    And all this without breaking the bank.8)
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    Im Starting My Ppl On Sunday!!!!!!!!!!! Yipppppyyyyy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambo View Post
    Microlighting - I own a Bushbaby

    used to fly trikes..... got too cold and changed to fixed wing.
    can't beat the open air flying in summer though.
    yes .. and when are we going for a flight again ??


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